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Conservation and wildlife monitoring

This section will consider submissions on all areas of conservation and wildlife monitoring encompassing all animal life. This includes theoretical developments, rigorous empirical studies that illuminate conservation principles whether or not the target organisms are actively threatened, methodological advances that increase our ability to assess the status of wildlife populations and science-based commentary aimed at influencing policy makers.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Declining amphibian populations around the world necessitate the establishment of captive assurance colonies as a hedge against extinction. For species that are difficult to breed in captivity, assisted reprod...

    Authors: Allison R. Julien, Andrew J. Kouba, David Kabelik, Jean M. Feugang, Scott T. Willard and Carrie K. Kouba

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2019 4:3

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Retention of genetic diversity and demographic sustainability are the cornerstones of conservation breeding success. In theory, monogamous breeding with equal reproductive output will retain genetic diversity ...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Gooley, Carolyn J. Hogg, Katherine Belov and Catherine E. Grueber

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:2

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Tiger populations have declined globally due to poaching, prey depletion, and habitat loss. The westernmost tiger population of Ranthambhore in India is typified by bottlenecks, small size, and isolation; prob...

    Authors: Ayan Sadhu, Peter Prem Chakravarthi Jayam, Qamar Qureshi, Raghuvir Singh Shekhawat, Sudarshan Sharma and Yadvendradev Vikramsinh Jhala

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:16

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Small mammals are important reservoirs for pathogens in military conflicts and peacekeeping operations all over the world. This study investigates the rodent communities in three military bases in Northern Afg...

    Authors: Christoph Gertler, Mathias Schlegel, Miriam Linnenbrink, Rainer Hutterer, Patricia König, Bernhard Ehlers, Kerstin Fischer, René Ryll, Jens Lewitzki, Sabine Sauer, Kathrin Baumann, Angele Breithaupt, Michael Faulde, Jens P. Teifke, Diethard Tautz and Rainer G. Ulrich

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:15

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Agrochemicals are widely used in many parts of the world posing direct and indirect threats to organisms. Xenobiotic-related disease susceptibility is a common phenomenon and a proposed cause of amphibian decl...

    Authors: Uthpala A. Jayawardena, Jason R. Rohr, Priyanie H. Amerasinghe, Ayanthi N. Navaratne and Rupika S. Rajakaruna

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:13

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Emerging infectious diseases in wildlife are an increasing threat to global biodiversity. White-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats is one of the most recently emerged infectious diseases in North America, causing mas...

    Authors: Riley F. Bernard, Emma V. Willcox, Katy L. Parise, Jeffrey T. Foster and Gary F. McCracken

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:12

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Long-term research of known individuals is critical for understanding the demographic and evolutionary processes that influence natural populations. Current methods for individual identification of many animal...

    Authors: David Crouse, Rachel L. Jacobs, Zach Richardson, Scott Klum, Anil Jain, Andrea L. Baden and Stacey R. Tecot

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:2

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Bornean banteng (Bos javanicus lowi) is an endangered subspecies that often inhabits logged forest; however very little is known about the effects of logging on their ecology, despite the differing effects th...

    Authors: Naomi S. Prosser, Penny C. Gardner, Jeremy A. Smith, Jocelyn Goon Ee Wern, Laurentius N. Ambu and Benoit Goossens

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:8

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  9. Content type: Review

    Since European settlement more than 10 % of Australia’s native fauna have become extinct and the current picture reflects 46 % are at various vulnerability stages. Australia’s iconic marsupial species, koala (Pha...

    Authors: Edward J. Narayan and Michelle Williams

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:2

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  10. Content type: Review

    Understanding host-parasite interactions requires that the multi-faceted relationships among ecological, behavioral and molecular processes be characterized and integrated. The introduced parasitic fly of birds,

    Authors: Sonia Kleindorfer and Rachael Y. Dudaniec

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:1

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